Maine's Supreme Judicial Court in a 6-1 decision ruled that Gov. Paul LePage (R) must comply with a lower court order that he submit a plan to expand Medicaid to CMS, in today’s bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Maine, and Texas.
The proposed merger between health insurer Cigna and prescription benefits manager Express Scripts still needs regulatory approval to advance, but it is unclear if federal regulators will approve the deal.
A new study shows that scientists have successfully developed a test that calculates a person's inherited risk for five common disease, and the researchers are letting some individuals access the test at no-cost.
Over the last decade, Nationwide Children's Hospital has invested more than $6 million in the nearby Southern Orchards neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio—and the arrangement has turned out to be a "win-win" for the hospital and its patients, Paul Chisholm reports for Kaiser Health News.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who died on Saturday, was a decorated Navy pilot and prisoner of war in Vietnam whose 30-year Capitol Hill career left a lasting mark on health policy—well beyond his famous "thumbs-down" vote that saved the Affordable Care Act last summer.
NYU's School of Medicine made the big decision to waive tuition last week—drawing elated reactions from medical students, but leading some critics to argue that there are better ways to diversify the student body and address student loan debt, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reports.